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A group of five people have lunch together at the Newton Food Center Friday, June 19, 2020, in Singapore. Singaporeans can now wine and dine at restaurants, work out at gyms and get together with five people or less after most lockdown restrictions were lifted Friday. (AP Photo/YK Chan)

The Latest: US extends ban on cruise ships through October

Sep. 30, 2020 11:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — Federal health officials are extending the U.S. ban on cruise ships through the end of October amid reports of recent outbreaks of the new coronavirus on ships overseas. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday that it was extending a no-sail order on cruise ships...

Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president and general manager of Bristol Motor Speedway, announces during a news conference, Wednesday, Spet. 30, 2020, in Bristol, Tenn., that the NASCAR Cup series auto race scheduled at the track for March 28, 2021 will be run on dirt. (David Crigger/Bristol Herald Courier via AP)

NASCAR at long last adds schedule variety with 2021 changes

Sep. 30, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — After two decades of the same left turns at the same tracks over and over again, NASCAR finally upended its stagnant calendar with a 2021 schedule that is as radical as the sport has ever seen. Three new venues. A dirt race for the first time in more than 50 years. And a whopping six...

FILE - In this June 2, 2020 file photo, voters wait in a line outside Broad Ripple High School to vote in the Indiana primary in Indianapolis. Indiana election officials are bracing for perhaps 10 times more mail-in ballots for this fall's election than four years ago. The secretary of state office's projection of 1.3 million to 1.8 million mailed ballots means more than half of Indiana's voters might choose that option rather than heading to polling sites for the Nov. 3 election amid coronavirus exposure worries (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Judge tells Indiana to count ballots mailed by Election Day

Sep. 30, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that Indiana law cannot dismiss mail-in ballots that don't arrive at county election offices by noon on Election Day. The decision issued late Tuesday orders state election officials to count mail-in ballots if they are postmarked on or before Nov. 3 and...

Editorial Roundup: US

Sep. 30, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Sept. 30 The San Francisco Chronicle on the presidential debate: Americans should be saddened, if not angered, by the distressingly unhinged debate between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday night. Some of the blame...

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trumps nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, meets with Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., not pictured, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times via AP, Pool)

Faith group deletes mentions of Barrett from its website

Sep. 30, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A religious organization tied to Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, sought to erase all mentions and photos of her from its website before she meets with lawmakers and faces questions at her Senate confirmation hearings. Barrett, a federal appeals judge,...

FILE - In this May 14, 2019, file photo signage on the outside of the corporate headquarters building of health insurance company Anthem is shown in Indianapolis. Anthem has agreed to another multi-million dollar-settlement over a cyberattack on its technology that exposed the personal information of nearly 79 million people. The Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer said Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 that it will pay $39.5 million to settle an investigation by a group of state attorneys general.   (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Anthem to pay nearly $40M settlement over 2015 cyberattack

Sep. 30, 2020 10:37 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Health insurer Anthem has agreed to another multimillion-dollar settlement over a cyberattack on its technology that exposed the personal information of nearly 79 million people. The Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer said Wednesday that it will pay $39.5 million to settle an investigation...

FILE - In this June 11, 2011, file photo, then-University of Notre Dame law professor Amy Coney Barrett gives the commencement address to Trinity at Greenlawn graduates at the Trinity People of Praise Center in South Bend, Ind. (Barbara Allison/South Bend Tribune via AP)

Barrett tied to faith group ex-members say subjugates women

Sep. 29, 2020 10:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court has close ties to a charismatic Christian religious group that holds men are divinely ordained as the "head” of the family and faith. Former members of the group, called People of Praise, say it teaches that wives...

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2019, file photo, John Keeler, Vice President and General Counsel for Spectacle Entertainment, addresses the members of the Indiana Gaming Commission in Indianapolis. Keeler has been indicted Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, on federal charges of illegally funneling campaign contributions to a former state lawmaker's unsuccessful congressional campaign. (Doug McSchooler/Chicago Tribune via AP, File)

Indiana casino executive charged in illegal campaign scheme

Sep. 29, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — One top executive of an Indiana casino company that is building a new $400 million casino in Gary has been indicted and another has left his position following a lengthy federal investigation into allegations that corporate money was illegally funneled to a former state...

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2019, file photo, Indiana defensive back Marcelino Ball (9) chases a play as during an NCAA football game against Ball State in Indianapolis. Indiana coach Tom Allen announced Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, that Ball, a fifth-year senior, tore an anterior cruciate ligament during workouts last week and will miss the entire 2020 season. (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)

Hoosiers lose key defensive starter Ball as practice begins

Sep. 29, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Marcelino Ball provided a physical presence in Indiana ' secondary from the moment he first stepped on the field in 2016. Now coach Tom Allen is looking for a replacement. Allen announced Monday that the fifth-year senior tore an anterior cruciate ligament during workouts last week and...

Indianapolis Colts defensive end Justin Houston (50) and defensive tackle DeForest Buckner (99) celebrates a safety against the New York Jets in the second half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Surprisingly strong defense may put Colts on playoff course

Sep. 29, 2020 4:00 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts invested heavily in beefing up their defense during the offseason. They traded a first-round pick to San Francisco for defensive tackle DeForest Buckner and subsequently signed him to a four-year contract extension. They added free-agent cornerbacks Xavier Rhodes...